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Web site for Prep School
Just launched, a new web site for Christ the King preparatory school in Newark, NJ, designed by Union Square Productions. The school is one of 24 nationwide in the Cristo Rey network, and the site provides latest news, admissions forms, curriculum information, and more.

Town Hall Meeting for Hess

hesslogo In early February the Hess Corporation held a meeting between senior management in New York and their Exploration & Production force based Houston, and called on Union Square Productions to provide video support in New York for the interactive teleconference, which was also viewed in London. Union Square's Andy Stauffer was field producer/director in New York for the production, which was managed overall by South Coast Film & Video in Houston.

Contribute for Haiti's afflicted
Support Doctors Without Borders in Haiti
Andy and Doug urge you to contribute what you can to the relief effort in Haiti. Doctors Without Borders is on the ground in Port-Au-Prince with four tented facilities providing care. They will soon have an inflatable field hospital equipped with two operating theatres set up. Please click the link on the right to donate or give to another reputable charity like the American Red CrossCARE, or Episcopal Relief & Development.





Nationwide screening of "Living in Emergency"

We are very excited for producer/director Mark Hopkins and producer Naisola Grimwood and their wonderful film about Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF).

On December 14, the event will be broadcast via satellite from the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts of New York University  to over 440 select movie theaters nationwide.

Union Square Productions' Doug Rossini was an editor on the movie.


John Muir trailer bringing in the green . . .

Scottish emigré and naturalist John Muir wrote eloquently of the natural beauties of his adopted home of the northwestern United States in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Union Square Productions's Doug Rossini worked with producer Catherine Tatge and writer Leslie Clark on a trailer to raise funds for production of a major documentary about Muir.  Thus far the trailer has generated $100K.





Baruch College School of Public Affairs

As of mid-November 2009, we have begun shooting for a series of videos for the Baruch College School of Public Affairs..

The videos will be used on the web site of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation to highlight successful examples of advocacy around issues concerning environmental management, child welfare, and fiscal support for education.


Living In Emergency,
Living in Emergency poster

a documentary about Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), co-edited by USQP editor Doug Rossini has been selected by the International Documentary Association (IDA) for an Academy Award qualifying run in NYC and LA. Screenings will run for seven days from August 14 through August 20.

It is one of only 18 feature documentaries and 10 shorts chosen from around the world to participate in their prestigious DocuWeeks documentary showcase. See the IndieWire announcement for more detail on DocuWeeks.

Click here for a sample segment from the film. 






Museum of Chinese in America “soft” Open
viewing Charlie Toy video at MoCA

In a preview of things to come, visitors to the new site of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) watch “With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America”. These video installations, created at USQ, trace the history of the Chinese experience in America, using personal stories to help facilitate a dialogue about Chinese American history, identity, and culture.

The new space at 215 Centre Street, NYC was designed by the acclaimed architect Maya Lin, and features glass "windows" framing the videos. Work continues on the site and the Grand Opening is scheduled for September, 2009.

For more info, visit the MOCA website; to see a sample of one of the ten videos, click here.

Read the New York Times article here.


party at MoCA opening

John Quincy Lee, Ting Chi-Wang, Doug Rossini, Telly Wong,
Cynthia Lee, Jodi Long, Nancy Tong and Henry Yuk at the MoCA party.

Save the Porcupine!

A recent spine-tingling success story . . .

Produced for the Bronx zoo, became a viral marketing phenomenon via YouTube. Also picked up by major news outlets, including ABC, etc.

Click here to watch the little guy.

In addition to over 80,000 views on YouTube, the viral marketing campaign spread the word via mainstream media outlets such as the New York Times, ABC News, and others (some broadcasters, such as ABC, showed clips of the video).

And now there's this great news:  Governor Paterson Rehires Bronx Zoo's Laid Off Porcupine!

Other recent press mentions:

Good News Daily (April 13)

New York Daily News (April 11)

The New York Times's City Room blog (April 6)

Living In Emergency

A documentary about Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), co-edited by USQP editor Doug Rossini.

The Hot Docs festival (Toronto) premiered Living In Emergency.

"This astonishing documentary, whose world premiere at the Venice Film Festival resulted in a tearful, heartfelt standing ovation, will transfix you" – Cinequest

"Gives a powerful sense of what life in the field is really like for MSF Doctors" – Reuters